Brian Tally, a former Marine, started having severe back pain in 2016. That is when the spiral of problems started.
“I was on the floor, I was in traumatic pain…I was literally in tears,” says Brian.
Brian finally paid out-of-pocket for an MRI. It revealed he had severe spinal stenosis and edema. He brought the results back to the VA and they finally agreed that he needed surgery.
But they could not do it for another nine months. After pressure, the VA agreed to pay another surgeon (non-VA) to perform the surgery. That surgeon said, “So, had you waited another six months, that would have been disastrous to his bone.” He said the VA should have recognized that something bad was going on much sooner.
Do you know what to do if you encounter a situation like this?
If you need a Sherman Oaks medical malpractice attorney, turn to the experienced team at Mancini & Associates for help.
We trust healthcare professionals to make us feel better when we are injured or ill. Most of the time, they do just that. Unfortunately, there are times when they make mistakes that cause us further harm.
Medical mistakes cause more than 250,000 annual deaths in the United States. Many of those revolve around misdiagnosis like the case we discussed above. Johns Hopkins researchers have found that diagnostic errors cause the most patient harm to any medical mistakes. These mistakes often happen in the emergency room where healthcare staff is overworked and busy.
If you think you have been the victim of a medical mistake or a misdiagnosis, seek legal assistance immediately. At Mancini & Associates, we are ready to help you. We will stop at nothing to investigate your case and get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We know how difficult this is to deal with while you are trying to heal. When you need a medical malpractice attorney in Sherman Oaks, you can reach out to us on our website by clicking here, or calling us at 818-783-5757.